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Darnel ryegrass

Scientific Name
Lolium temulentum
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae)
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Seed

Description:

Seed Colour: Variable - brown/yellow

Seed Length: Greater than 10mm

Seed Sculpture: With awn, Scaberulous, Carinate

Seed Shape: Lanceolate (Lance shaped)

General information:

Floret fertile lemma elliptic to ovate; 6–8 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5–9 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse; muticous, or awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 0–20 mm long overall. Palea keels scaberulous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.

Source: See Web Links KEW Royal Botanic Gardens
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
11/10/2011 02:05 AEST
Last Updated
17/01/2013 10:35 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2011) Darnel ryegrass (Lolium temulentum ) Updated on 1/17/2013 10:35:30 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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